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Nov 17, 2013 8:50am EST
into the peace corp. they also used to do training here. there is a lot offenn lot eten let's say. >> members of the graduating class and my fellow americans. it is a great pleasure to be here today. >> we are in the university of michigan stadium. this is where president johnson announced the great society program which was his major plan for improving the countory. he gave it at the 1964 commencement it was may 22nd, six months after kennedy was shot. johnson had just been in office, for six months, and he would be running for election. and this was seen by him and his staff as a good time to roll out this program that was going to be his touchstop stone of what wanted to do with his presidency. it was a big audience, they had school kids from all over the state and the whole place was filled. >> your imagination and your initiative and inner indignation will determine where we build a great society where progress is the result of our needs. for in your time, we have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society, and the powerful society, but upward to the great socie
Nov 17, 2013 7:49pm EST
can never forget what they did here. it is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. it is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to the cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion. that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain. that this nation, under god, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not parish from the earth. ♪ glory, glory hallelujah >>> american history will be at the soldier's national cemetery in pennsylvania this tuesday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the abraham lincoln's gettysburg address. speakers include a civil war histori historian. you can watch the ceremony on thanksgiving day, november 28 at 4:00 and 10:00 eastern time here on c-span 3. >>> is it historically fair to compare the government 2013 shutdown to the 1830 secession? scientists pondered whether it's wo
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